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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    It's been over half a year

    since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my apartment and I suddenly felt... empty. Empty in a whole new way. I felt like I watching a movie inside my head. Like those hands...
    iiSabishii iiSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    i know i shouldn't. but i can't help it. :c
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Things have been going pretty unsmooth as of late. My dog died, my mother relapsed into her alcoholism, my father and sister are going away for the holidays (for the first time...
    jennazan jennazan 22-25, F a week ago

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    I will have to change myself at any cost.If I didn't I will keep suffering.I want to stop blaming myself for everything.I don't want to be sensitive anymore, just want to gain more...
    genuineangel genuineangel 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I find myself really hating the things that I do, the feelings that I have, or the inadequacies that I feel. I envy sometimes people who are bold and fearless in trying new things...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I guess the person that needs me most is me. I don't want to abandon myself anymore. I want to not judge myself anymore either. I want to see my limitations and instead of cringing...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I never liked these phrases. "I want to find myself." "I want to explore myself." "I want to know who I really am." Damn it! I know who I am and what I'm about. I didn't need...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Nov 4

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    I WANT TO HURT MYSELF. HELP ME.
    Ummaperson Ummaperson 13-15, F 8 Responses Nov 7

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    I'm so tired of being fat, everything I tried has not worked, I just want to starve myself but can't find the strength to say no to food. I'm in need of support from someone who...
    jumbrell jumbrell 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    Why do I feel this way. It like a craving, it's so hard not to just grab a knife right then and now and start cutting. I'm depressed. I'm hurting. Ever since my parents started...
    zoeyflower zoeyflower 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    i tried not to. didn't work. it happened. after a few weeks of it not happening. i hate myself.
    kimberlykhaos kimberlykhaos 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I always tell myself I'll stop, but cutting into my arms makes me feel more real than anything else I've ever experienced.. And when I tell myself I'll stop, I know I'm lying just...
    JennJenns21 JennJenns21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I can't stand myself at times. I'm selfish and cruel. I don't want to be those things but I can't help myself. I wish I could stop
    WearyBeautyLeah WearyBeautyLeah 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've started this habit and find it hard to stop now. Yesterday I didn't realize that i went as deep since it didn't feel like anything until i looked at my arms this morning. And...
    jacqueline1972 jacqueline1972 36-40, T 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Oh my God. I feel like I'm craving for it. Like its a hunger. I just want to grab a knife and just slice my skin to ease the pain. Why? Just why? I want this to stop, I've been...
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F Nov 17

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    Do you ever have any urge to hurt or do you feel hurt? And you can't take it out on someone? You've promised not do it again but you can not help it. It's like you say no but you...
    notsosweetcookie notsosweetcookie 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Let my pre-Thanksgiving stuffing begin! I'm going to eat basically non stop until Wednesday night. Then on Thursday my stomach will be nice and stretched for thanksgiving dinner...
    fatgenie fatgenie 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm not a writer, sometimes I lack common sense, and other times I make no sense at all. If you still with me for the nect few minutes though I only hope that it gives you some...
    InfinitelyCurious InfinitelyCurious 18-21, F Nov 12

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    everyday i make new little discoveries about myself and i like it, i want to explore it more. i want to look in depth about myself and my personality, what makes me who i am.
    SheAlwaysBelieved SheAlwaysBelieved 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    I want to get to know myself better . I have unique abilities that I am aware of but not in tune too just yet. I am told I have a white light surrounding me and that I "attract...
    Izy96 Izy96 18-21, F Nov 10

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    People think that I'm the happiest person because I smile and laugh a lot. But actually I'm not. Sometime I just want to end everything when everyone that i trust cut all the...
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    It's been 4 months and I'm doing pretty well considering how close I was to losing myself the first couple of weeks. I was shattered. Crushed beyond repair. People who I'd never...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    idk who I am. I never have. I cling to things and that becomes me. the student, the wife ect. I see what u want then I become it. I mold myself to be it. I mimic. but when its all...
    PsychoBitch69 PsychoBitch69 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    What you fail to understand is the complexity of the human mind. We are not all one way. No one is, however we have been conditioned to act a certain way that's parallel with what...
    AndrogynousBeauty AndrogynousBeauty 22-25 1 day ago

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    I wanted to and I did. I stuffed myself beyond full today. First came appetizers, I mindlessly snacked on deviled eggs, putting one after the other in my mouth. Then came the feast...
    stephjo2505 stephjo2505 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    i want to get to know myself better.
    Andrea408 Andrea408 22-25 Nov 5

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    Almost getting there lovin myself each day
    Diamond1029 Diamond1029 16-17, F Nov 8

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    Right now everything is falling into thousand pieces..I might be losing my job, my roof had a washer dryer through it, I have no friends in this big city, 3 major college exams im...
    sadieblue44 sadieblue44 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I've been cutting on and off for over 10 years now. God, it seems like such a long time when I type the words. I've been feeling a little lost and hopeless in life as of late and I...
    silentscreamer24 silentscreamer24 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 20

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    How do you fight off overwhelming urges to cut myself?
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Plz someone I just want a buddy who would actually help me and lead me to my goal in no time advice me what to eat drink or what not to eat or drink I would do anything I would...
    Thin1997 Thin1997 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think I'm a worthwhile person,so why can't I exercise more? I need to keep in mind everyone exercises and does more than I do.I need to extend myself and push for more.It should...
    mirth mirth 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I can't take it no more I want to cut again haven't cut in 2-3years. It's so hard to talk to anyone cause I feel they want understand. I don't want to tell my best friend cause...
    cutemonkey cutemonkey 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I hate my life so much I just want to end it right now
    Loverforsweets Loverforsweets 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    My name is baby Katie. Me year old. Me go tinkles and oopsies all time. Me need strong mommy to keep me clean and out of trouble. This whittle tinkle bell can be quite the stink...
    pantyline pantyline 18-21, M Nov 13

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    for f's sake it's six pm, I should be eating supper watching judy but instead want to get the exacto and forget that tomorrow is monday and that I have to face another week. i...
    Kate197979 Kate197979 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Im at 215 pounds, ive already outgrown 3 pairs of jeans (ripped one of them.) I need to lose a little for the sake of not being able to get new clothes, but i don't plan on holding...
    ktchubbybelly ktchubbybelly 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's the only day of the year that I can eat whatever I want in whatever amounts and nobody will judge me. It's great. I'm hoping to beat last year's food baby before I go back to...
    anonandeveryone anonandeveryone 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is anyone else like this, or am I awful? this rarely happens but still, my body does something strange.
    SecretWraith SecretWraith 18-21, F Nov 14

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    I enjoy making people laugh, a majority of the time I do it to get laughs and I'm being completely serious. Like I often joke about how I'm a fat bastard, and the fact that I'm...
    Dickard101 Dickard101 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 30

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